College student shares spring break nightmare of kidnapping, rape

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MICHIGAN -- A college student at Michigan State University had planned on going on a typical spring break -- but instead encountered a horrifying experience.

The student, who will remain anonymous, is now sharing with others to warn about the dangers of thinking you're invincible.

According to WJBK, the girls was with her friends at a club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when they got separated going back to the hotel.

The girl says she couldn't find her friends so she attempted to hail a cab herself.

She was alone for less than a minute when she remembers a local man approached her and offered to hail her a cab.

She got in the cab -- and so did the man.

She pleaded to be taken back to her hotel but instead the cab driver, who was apparently in cahoots with the man, drove her to a field. She says she remembers them talking in Spanish about killing her.

At the field, she tried to run but they grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

Eventually, another car pulled up and the two attackers took off. She was able to run to a nearby hotel for help.

She was taken to the hospital for tests and treatment, but her emotional scars are still there.

"You hear these stories but you never think it's going to be you, and it happened to me in 10 minutes. And it was easy for them, and if they did it to me they could do it to anyone else. And so I really want people to be aware that, really, don't be alone."

Source: WJBK


  • Tim

    Losing your friends when your leaving a club should never happen….if so, stand outside the club and ask a bouncer or employee to call a cab for you. All could have been prevented if you took the correct measures in protecting yourself and your safety, especially in a place your unfamiliar with.

    • Sue Englebrick

      Tim, shame on you for blaming the girl . Sure most of us do things that in reflection , we would not do again if we knew what could happen. These girls were simply enjoying being young , in a tropical resort. Their thoughts were not on the perverts out there. They are criminals that prey on our young people. Yes , this young lady could just as well have ended up dead. How I know ?. Another young girl in Cabo for spring break, (a week later) was also abducted and raped twice, beaten with a rock. She too survived ——–but will now live in hell for a very long time, just because she thought the world is a safe place and would walk down the road to the hotel.!

    • erindebell

      Tim, shame on you. What makes you think things would have turned out differently if she would have heeded your oh so wise advice and asked an employee or bouncer for help? Do you know how different these places can be from the US? Who knows if she spoke Spanish or they spoke English and who knows if she was still right outside the club when she got separated. She immediately tried to get herself home and was the victim of an unfortunate and opportunistic attack. In retrospect I’m sure she would have done things differently, which is why in the midst of her ordeal, she is trying to educate others. Once she got separated, she was vulnerable no matter what she would have done. Last time I checked, making less than perfect decisions doesn’t make it okay to rape someone, so don’t act like being the victim of illegal activity is her fault.


    everyone needs to remember about natalie hollaway but they don’t STAY HOME FOR SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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